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March 20, 2011


How to Download ModLoader/AudioMod

Certain mods only with previous ModLoaders. v4 mods will not work with v5 ModLoader and so forth. This will only work until the next update which will break the mod.
If you have modded before and not used ModLoader, it is in your best interest to start with a fresh minecraft.jar.
Okay if you are going to mod you must agree with this disclaimer.
Disclaimer: DO NOT SKIP THIS! Modding alters minecraft.jar and may cause SMP not to work with this mod installed. Mods can add new content and it is a bad idea to load old worlds that you played in before you installed this mod. Modders are not responsible for any accidental damage to your Minecraft copy or computer. BACK UP YOUR FREAKING WORLDS!

Still with me? Sorry about all that. Now for the easy part.

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For Windows:
1. Open up %appdata%, or go to start, run then type in %appdata%
2. Go to .minecraft/bin
3. Open minecraft.jar with winRAR or 7Zip
4. Put necessary files into the jar

Necessary files below \/
ModLoader v4:(
ModLoader v5: (

Modloader v1.7.3 beta: (

AudioMod 1.2: (

AudioMod Beta 1.7_01 :(


5. Delete the META-INF folder
6. Run and Enjoy!!!

For Mac users (only ModLoader) :
Sorry I don’t understand much of this, but is this what it says.

1. Go to Applications>Utilities and open terminal.
2. Type in the following, line by line:
cd ~
mkdir mctmp
cd mctmp
jar xf ~/Library/Application\ Support/minecraft/bin/minecraft.jar
3. Outside of terminal, copy all the files and folders into the mctmp directory.
4. Back inside terminal, type in the following:
jar uf ~/Library/Application\ Support/minecraft/bin/minecraft.jar ./
cd ..
rm -rf mctmp
5. Run and Enjoy!

Sorry guys, I am not extremely technical so I will not be able to help every problem you have, but I will do what I can.

Leave a comment if you have done this mod and it worked.

Much appreciated :)

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60 Comments Post a comment
  1. Elijah
    Mar 25 2011

    Black screen of death.

    • dan
      Apr 14 2011

      Same as elijah

      • asdf
        May 17 2011

        same thing, run from terminal mac.

        • kieron
          Jun 22 2011

          it just shows a black screen it doesnt wrk now :(

          • pissed off
            Jul 28 2011

            same here

  2. Salman
    Apr 14 2011

    how do we fix the black screen?

    • Jamie
      Apr 30 2011

      delete .minecraft then run the game.

      • sdf
        Aug 19 2011

        thats stupid its deleting the game data

        • fds
          Oct 3 2011

          No, it updates with a new one, It will make a fresh minecraft jar and everything, with no mods.

        • Rubicon
          Oct 30 2011

          it works though…..

  3. Liam
    Apr 16 2011

    what do I do if it had no META-INF to begin with?

    • ilyas
      Jan 12 2013

      i had that but then i found it u will find that eventually!

  4. Alec
    Apr 25 2011

    make sure you back up your .minecraft file before you do this.

    make sure you delete that file, “META-INF”, that is what was giving me a black screen.

    if you have a black screen, delete your .minecraft file, restore it, and try again.

    if it does the same thing, your doing it wrong.

    • Andrew
      May 15 2011

      i did EXACTLY what it said i deleted the file and i still got the black screen

  5. tom
    May 4 2011


  6. dylan
    May 6 2011

    ive done exactly as described and the result:

  7. TheHelper
    May 11 2011

    Another way to ‘Fix’ black screen is to download the MC Patcher, It makes a backup of you’re JAR and it will start at menu and not login.
    Hope it helped.

    • TheHelper
      May 11 2011

      BTW, when i used MC Patcher i forgot to delete META INF and it still worked, Still Good Luck

  8. Zach
    May 14 2011

    WinZip is giving me an error everytime i try to instert the files saying “WinZip cannot continue with the current add operation WinZip is unable to change the specified directory and as a result cannot access any files in that folder.” What do i do?

    • DAniel
      Jun 23 2011

      it happened to me!!!

      • peter
        Jun 29 2011

        u cant have minecraft on at the same time

  9. HJKL
    May 18 2011

    why cant that dood just make a stupid vid for mac, his directions suc and are poorly written

    • jordan
      Jun 24 2011

      he might not have a mac dumbass

  10. Mark
    May 19 2011

    Yes, doing something wrong. Like following the instructions. For instance, there are now readme files in any of the archieves. I assume that the archieves are to be loaded in the order given? For instance, is V4 required to run V5? Is automod necessary?

  11. Mark
    May 19 2011

    OK, thought that maybe I didn’t need V4, since we are all running V5 now. But that doesn’t cut it. Black screen.

  12. Jerry
    May 19 2011

    What if the files won’t go into the JAR.

  13. May 21 2011

    how do i back up my world so i can try the mod so it dosnt ruin it?

  14. jonbk
    May 22 2011

    so when im done dinstalling that what do i then do ? :S

  15. May 23 2011

    How do you place “mods” inside then?

  16. Soul_Manz
    May 24 2011

    if you get the black screen just “force update” minecraft.
    However, this will remove all mods but fixes the black screen.

  17. Karl
    May 29 2011

    I am sort of new to modding in minecraft and was wondering if it is necessary to update or download new files for modloader with the update of the actual game.

  18. tim
    May 29 2011

    Its still not working

  19. Alex
    Jun 2 2011

    uhhh when i try to drop the modloader files into minecraft.jar it wants me to replace minecraft.jar with them…

  20. austin
    Jun 6 2011

    what folders and files? (for macintosh

    thanks in advance.

  21. Ian
    Jun 9 2011

    I did this all but nothing happened ???????????????????????//

  22. cameron
    Jun 10 2011

    eeeerm iv done everything step by step double checked b4 i did somet and i still got black screen :/ help me plz????

  23. Joker
    Jun 17 2011

    i agree with austin step 3:wat files and folders are we supposed to put in???!!

  24. ai
    Jun 19 2011

    What is the path for .minecraft? I can’t find it.

    Im stuck on black screen right now.

  25. Ninjakitteh18
    Jun 24 2011

    Hahha, I deleted the .minecraft folder and then I realized that all of my worlds and texture packs and shtuff. Oh well, it’s just a game.

  26. wyatte
    Jun 30 2011

    all of the steps i did right and still black screen i think its a problem with windows 7….

    • Dave
      Aug 17 2011

      XD Its not an issue with windows 7 the problem is most like ly you did it wrong, Heres what you wanna do first get WinRar It works so much beter then 7 zip next take the most recente version of modloder and extract it to a directory (a file on your desktop) and open it up, you should see a bunch of .class files, next what you wanna do is go to start then in the search bar type in %appdata% and click roming then .minecraft then the bin file and right click minecraft.jar and open with (winrar or 7zip) and drag the .class files into the open jar file and overwright if it asks you to, then repeat the same process for any other modloder mods you wanna install, then close the jar and run minecraft

  27. Jul 10 2011

    how do i download plane mod

  28. Jul 11 2011

    it pauses half way through, it gets to the bin folder and then just dies…

  29. Jul 21 2011

    i have windows but what if you dont have Rar or 7zip

  30. it no work
    Jul 22 2011

    for some reason it wont open the minecrAFT JAVA THINGY

  31. JakReaver
    Jul 26 2011

    Have been trying to install a variety of mods *and most of them have the same basic steps on installation, I’ve come to find out* and I’ve been coming across the same problem.

    With the exception of the NOW mod *currently outdated*, I’ve been unable to install them. What is happening is when I go to drag and drop the .class files into the minecraft.jar *opened in WinRar/7zip/WinZip and have seen the same in all three*, the cursor changes into the x’d out circle. This happens every time. I can’t even install modloader to try to remedy this since it requires much the same thing. It’s frustrating and if someone knows how to fix it, send me a message on steam or by email. or JakReaver (on steam)


  32. Amelia
    Jul 27 2011

    To get rid of the black screen of death, delete minecraft and modloader. Then open up a finder window and go to…Users/(whatever your name is)/Library/Application Support/Minecraft…delete that minecraft file. Then redownload minecraft from the website and it will run. But as far as I can tell modloader doesnt work on macs

  33. luca
    Aug 3 2011

    how do you run the terminal

  34. luca tosolini
    Aug 3 2011

    how do u run the terminal because there is know run botton and im on mac.

  35. DERP
    Aug 13 2011


  36. lukas
    Aug 18 2011

    i can`t get in to drobbox and download why?

  37. Cameron Regan
    Aug 20 2011

    i had black screen, forced the update then i looked in the app support and minecraft folder, the stuff is still ther but i cant see the mod in the mods and texture pack bit of minecrafft

    P.S i have mac

  38. ziggy
    Aug 24 2011

    fix the black screen of dead you must mod both the minecraft-1.7.3 & minecraft to get the backpack to work i got it to work

  39. Seb101011
    Sep 1 2011

    Guys if you want modloader and mods to work on mac just download mc patcher and watch the install mods with mcpatcher on that post. I have an old macbook and managed to get single player commands, toomany items and modloader to work by using mcpatcher. commet if this worked for you

  40. Lewi90
    Sep 29 2011

    I deleted my minecraft and installed it again bu now it will not load!

  41. tqasa
    Dec 5 2011


  42. Mar 11 2012

    You just have to delete META-INF folder. My minecraft works because
    of that.

  43. Mar 11 2012

    You also have to delete the META-INF folder. If you do that your minecraft will run.

  44. DakotahATF
    Apr 22 2012

    My Minecraft still works, no ‘Black Screen Of Death’ but my Minecraft hasn’t changed to have a Mod Folder in game. Help?


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